Telecom giant Verizon Communications completed its $4.4 billion deal to acquire AOL, meaning that with video delivery and an owned-and-operated programmatic advertising platform in place, it's now poised to launch its over-the-top streaming service for Verizon Wireless customers. But can Verizon's ad-supported, subsidized data model compete with the bevy of OTT providers jumping into the space?
Not surprisingly, telecom executives are well compensated for their work. The top public telecom firms have reported their CEO salaries to the Securities and Exchange Commission, and FierceTelecom has collected all the data in one place.
Verizon and Sprint's ongoing move to small cells could provide a potential wireless backhaul windfall to Lumos Networks, a telco that's been aggressively expanding its fiber network in Virginia and Pennsylvania.
Verizon Wireless' forthcoming over-the-the-top mobile video service will support sponsored data, with advertisers subsidizing the cost of consumers' video consumption, according to a senior Verizon executive.
It's that time of the year again when FierceTelecom takes a look at the highest paid executives in the wireline segment of the telecom industry, in our annual 10 highest paid CEOs in wireline report.
Verizon has proposed a new three-year contract with 38,000 union wireline employees represented by the Communications Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers it says will offer wage increases during the period.
The nation's top telcos have all reported their CEO salaries to the Securities and Exchange Commission, and FierceTelecom has collected all the data in one place. Here are the salary and compensation rates of the top 10 highest paid CEOs in the wireline industry.
Verizon has begun negotiations on a new contract for union workers represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) amidst claims the telco is not meeting its FiOS and copper network repair obligations.
Denying a report that it was dropping a false-advertising complaint against its fiercest rival, Verizon, Cablevision said it is merely combining the action with a previously filed lawsuit in another court.
Cablevision is not giving up on challenging Verizon's claims that its FiOS network is 100 percent fiber-based, so it is combining its claims into one larger suit.